Barney’s Boys kidnap mascot in ambitious stunt

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 21 Jun 2012 at 07:32
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You’ve got to hand it to John Smit – the former Bok skipper is generally a step or two ahead of the game. As part of an ambitious plan to raise funds for his chosen charities ahead of his testimonial game tomorrow night, the big hooker and his ragtag “Barney’s Army” have kidnapped the Sharks mascot, Sharkie.

The following letter appeared on the Sharks Facebook page yesterday:

The goal here is that fans should contribute to Sharkie’s “ransom” by donating to one of Smitty’s chosen charities, the Players Fund, the Bobbe Bear Foundation and LIV Village. We think this is a great idea and anyone who feels able to donate can do so via this link on the Berney’s Army website.

Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be an option to pay extra for them to not return Sharkie.


  • Maybe they will stop feeding him pies and he will trim down to his old sharkie self. :twisted:

    On a serious note, I doff my cap to Barney. Well played Sir, What you are doing for charity is awesome.

    See you friday

  • Comment 1, posted at 21.06.12 07:47:57 by Scott B Reply
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  • “Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be an option to pay extra for them to not return Sharkie.”

    Haha unfortunately not! :lol:

  • Comment 2, posted at 21.06.12 07:58:52 by Ben Reply
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  • Lovin it> Go Smitty!

  • Comment 3, posted at 21.06.12 08:17:04 by Viking Reply
    VikingCurrie Cup player
  • We miss you Barney..Good Sport, great person!

  • Comment 4, posted at 21.06.12 08:25:17 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Am I allowed to repost that pick on Facebook?

  • Comment 5, posted at 21.06.12 09:22:40 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • Hahaha…Rob… Shame….

  • Comment 6, posted at 21.06.12 09:49:59 by Franshark Reply
    FransharkTeam captain
  • :cool:

  • Comment 7, posted at 21.06.12 10:08:33 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Die Kriek (Comment 5) : ja why not? It’s already all over Facebook

  • Comment 8, posted at 21.06.12 10:26:27 by robdylan Reply
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